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Spiritual Life

The Austrian ruler who used his power to advance peace and virtue

Leopold’s wife dropped a veil on the site that became Klosterneuburg Abbey

Saint of the week

St Leopold of Austria (November 15) was accorded the title Leopold the Good by his people and reigned for 40 years

Daily readings: November 11 – 17

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

As the living members of Christ’s body we are called to a generosity of spirit that is beyond our imagining

The word this week

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: 1 Kgs 17:10-16; Ps 146; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:38-44 or 12:41-44

Faith, however frail, enables the Father to create our hearts anew

The word this week

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Hebrews 7: 23-28; Mark 12: 28-34

Daily readings: November 4 – 10

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint whose death was followed by five centuries of oblivion

The Church of St Leonard in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat is a UNESCO  World Heritage Site. The town is named after the Frankish saint

Saint of the week

St Leonard (November 6) began to gain renown in the 12th century after a prince attributed his release from a Muslim prison to the saint’s intercession

Jeremiah’s expression of hope in adversity is a wonderful summons to the Year of Faith

The word this week

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 31:7-9; Ps 126; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52

Daily readings: October 28 – November 3

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: October 21 – 27

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We speak so easily of humble service yet continue to trip over our pride

The word this week

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 53:10-11; Ps 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45